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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2018, 09:53:27 PM »

Some more done;
- painted ramps
- stripes on the bow visor
- built the two masts for front toplight  bow and stern.
- built up the radarmast.
Friday off to work for a week so it will come to a halt.
All the best
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2018, 10:01:17 PM »

She's a beautiful ship model Hama!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2018, 10:23:30 PM »

Thanks Ian!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2018, 03:19:13 AM »

Its looking even better with the added details! The working ramps are just brilliant on such a small model.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2018, 03:38:04 AM »

Model is great hama  :-))....but after supervising hydraulic system maintenance on MacGregor-Navire Stern Doors on a number of Ro-Ro vessels.....I shudder at the thought of a Bow Door with similar design elements maintaining its water tight integrity........ >>:-(

Sorry........... Derek
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2018, 07:48:20 AM »

Thanks both of you  :-))
Derek, I know who to call when the ramps start to malfunction  {-)
To be honest,  I'm not sure if the water will stay on the outside if the bow dives in a wave. I have an idea of making a short cardeck on the inside with a bulkhead. Sea trials will tell how it works.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2018, 08:38:39 AM »

Today it was time for maiden voyage. Everything worked great and no leaks. She will need some more ballast after all fittings been added. The pump bow thruster worked really well, I had my doubt by was proven wrong.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2018, 09:42:03 AM »

She looks fine on the water hama ...how did she go with windage?.................Derek
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2018, 04:32:31 PM »

Looks just wonderful on water!  :-)) :-)) :-))
Have you thought about some mini RC car going up and down the ramps ... ?  ok2
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2018, 09:14:11 PM »

Thanks both of you!
As for wind, she sails away! {-)
Some extra power is crucial to be able to get out of trouble. I expect it to improve a bit when she sits lower in the water. She has good buoyancy thanks to her bulky underwater body.
I doubt I will find rc-cars in 1:200, but it would be cool. %%
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #60 on: May 02, 2018, 09:17:32 PM »

Fitted lifeboats today and started to add railings.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #61 on: May 02, 2018, 10:21:23 PM »

She looked perfect out on the water and I love your lake!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #62 on: May 03, 2018, 07:22:47 AM »

Thanks! :-))
The "lake" is part of the Baltic sea. It' s my place for sea trials.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #63 on: May 03, 2018, 04:27:09 PM »

I think I'm done with the railings. It was fiddly but I'm happy with the end result.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2018, 09:32:31 PM »

They look pretty good to me Hama.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2018, 08:40:39 AM »

Thanks Ian!
I'll keep on adding small details,  it' s a fun part of the build.
I have had two setbacks recently.  The other day I dropped the superstructure and broke the mast and some other things. I managed to repair it all fortunately.
The other thing is the paint on the bow visor keeps cracking.  I've sanded it down and repainted it twice but it comes back. I' m afraid it depends on me trying out a sealer before going for the EzeCote. The other sealer never really cured, luckily I only tried it on the visor. If nothing else I might have to make a new visor some day..
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2018, 12:20:36 AM »

Hi Hakan - Just managed to catch up with your build here........

I am speechless!!!! What an incredible job you have done with such a 'simple' plan.  This is proof, if proof were needed, that it isn't necessarily the expensive kits that can produce satisfactory models.  Your representation has come out spot-on and I am very much looking forward to seeing it in the flesh the next time we visit Vaxholm.  The added details really bring the model to life.

Don't forget to get some shots of her sailing at your club waters please!!!!!

Speak soon friend :-))
Carl

PS - I am itching to make a start on Dalaro...........the plans and drawings are my bed-time reading!!!!!

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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2018, 06:52:16 AM »

Thanks Carl for your kind words!
You are right about the details, it makes a lot of difference.
Hope you can come here and have a sail. :-))
I' m planing to visit my club later this month and have a real test sail and I will try to take some pictures.
As for Dalarö, can' t wait to see the start of that build and I know I will get some curious questions about it when I come to the club.I see that your quite busy with your production, it is very interesting to follow your endeavours.
All the best!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2018, 10:21:29 PM »

Now that most of the fittings are done it was time for another test sail. It revealed a few things. I had to fix a rattle from port shaft, done I think. I needed to increase her stability a bit to feel safe, also done I think. I rearranged the electronics so I could get more weight down in the hull. She could take some more ballast too, new test sail soon.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2018, 04:24:22 AM »

Wonderful pictures of a superb model!!!!  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2018, 04:52:27 AM »


Lovey build and photos!   O0
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #71 on: May 15, 2018, 10:09:36 AM »

Thanks both of you,  you are too kind! :embarrassed:
Well, this morning after walking the dog I made a new test sail. She ran perfectly quiet and with good stability, so I am very happy with the outcome. The pump bowthruster works good, a bit noisy. No water at all inside. The bow visor lets water in, but the ramp doesn't and that's perfectly fine. In case of a leaking ramp I made a short length of a cardeck behind the ramp and that is enclosed. Should there leak water behind the ramp it never enters the hull.
Well, I need to fix the ballast and ad some tiny figures I bought and then she is more or less done.
All the best!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #72 on: May 15, 2018, 10:47:18 AM »

Bravo Hama, that is one fine looking craft, well done on a brilliant build..... .... :-))
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #73 on: May 15, 2018, 03:04:37 PM »

Thanks! Very kind of you  :-))
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2018, 06:34:17 AM »

I have started to build a new bow visor. My plan is to have a replacement done before I sand down the existing one again. In case of failure in fixing the original i am not lost. I put aluminium foil over the original, then clamped a piece of abs over it and heated it to take the form of the original. Trimmed it at started to ad deck and supports. Not sure yet if it will work, at least I have two options now!
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